1. WE aRE
It’s nice to see abs return to the scene again with something big like WE aRE. At first, I had to get used to the band using some interesting twists and turns in the song. I still am impressed by Takanori’s ability to power through the song as he does because he blows the song away with his performance. It’s not as hard-hitting as some of their songs but it kind of has this “HOWLING” fierceness (especially in the chorus and the guitar solo in the middle of the song). It’s a great return for them!
2. COLD CHAIN
Keeping with their way of releases, the B-side is an all English track with COLD CHAIN. Now, I’ve said that Takanori’s English is pretty hit or miss and with this song, it’s a little bit of both because I can tell what he says but sometimes his heavy vibrato makes it tough to decipher things out. I also like this track for how epic it sounds but it’s definitely no “LOST REASON” but I can enjoy this song quite a bit.
I’m so happy to the band back together again after over two years of being put on the back burner for T.M.R. to get back in the studio. WE aRE is a great single to return with and I enjoy both songs quite a lot! I do like WE aRE more than COLD CHAIN but overall this is a really nice and solid single (and out a bit earlier than it’s supposed to be).